SHORTz at LMDA - Launch Party 5th September
8.30PM -2AM Thursday 5th September at La Maision des Artistes, Kensington 17 A Harrington Road, South Kensington SW7 3ES and monthly thereafter.
SHORTz continues its tour of inspiring London venues with a series of three monthly short film and arts festival events in the heart of South Kensington at one of London’s newest and most stylish Bistro Clubs, La Maison des Artistes. Curators Patrick Lilley and Dennis Da Silva have compiled a scintillating programme of short films themed around the finest in fashion, art, design and music. This is a celebration of the short film format in themes intrinsic to our day to day existence together with an after party with special guest DJs and access to the in-house vintage Dior Boutique for a Dior makeover photo shoot*
For the launch event, in the fashion corner, SHORTz teams up with BLOW PR - one of the UK’s leading fashion PR companies who will be showcasing the work of some of today’s hottest young designers, including some from Blow’s own stable. In addition, we have enlisted participation from the godfathers of fashion film – Jamie Morgan http://showstudio.com/contributor/jamie_morgan and Mark Le Bon http://showstudio.com/contributor/mark_lebon and premiering the new collection by Ian Scott Kettle of Central St Martins.
Heading up our design slot is graphic designer, Jonathan Barnbrook http://virusfonts.com/news/2013/01/david-bowie-the-next-day-that-album-cover-design/ who is best know for his work with Damien Hirst, John Foxx and David Bowie and will be premiering a piece based on his ongoing collaboration with Bowie. Art video will be presented from the iconic British pop artist, Duggie Fields http://www.duggiefields.com/ and the event will include a selection of outstanding music videos.
SHORTz features short film screenings, music, networking, Q&A and occasional performances related to our love of Fashion, Art, FIlm, Music or Design. Doors open 8.30 first screening is 9pm prompt and 2nd and third screenings each half hour with musical interludes followed by after party till 2am. Hosts include artist and fashion muse, Ewa Wilczynski and actress and socialite, Karen Cooper.
SHORTz is a collaboration between Dennis Da Silva and Patrick Lilley. Dennis is a film maker & creative director of multimedia arts organisation ArtHertz that has curated events and programmed content for BAFTA, Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival, Dunhill, MIND, Apple, Kinetica, Fulham Palace, Liverpool Sound City Festival and Durham Castle. Patrick has 20 years experience in organising club events, vogue balls, exhibitions and festivals including the PSP Outsider Festival and Queer Nation 02 a photographic history gay London 1945-2002 (in collaboration with mobile communications network 02.
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